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Cheap Eats 2007

Food Reviews & Stories
The slim sandwich pickings at Ken Forkish's bakery leave no doubt that the bread is king and the filler is just that—a few tastes carefully selected to highlight the slabs of leavened goodness they grace. The croque portabella ($6.45) a veggie take on the ham-and-cheese croque monsieur sets o   More
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Ian Gillingham

Win tickets to Taste of the Nation

Organized by the hunger-fighting group Share Our Strength, the April 30 Taste of the Nation benefit at the Oregon Convention center will raise cash for Oregon Food Bank, Sisters of the Road Cafe, Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force and others. It promises unlimited tastings from 70 restaurants and 50 brewe...   More
Friday, April 20, 2007 by Ian Gillingham

Bradbury Gives Gore's Slide Show Tonight at PCC

So maybe you've been meaning to see that movie with the drowning polar bears, but you're finding the supersized Al Gore isn't so easy on the eyes. How about Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bra...   More
Thursday, April 5, 2007 by Ian Gillingham

MLK on YouTube: Still anti-war, after 4 years or 40.

Forty years ago today (and exactly one year before he was assassinated), the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a watershed sermon against the Vietnam War at the Riverside Church in New York City. YouTube has a searing video illustrating that his words have lost none of their relevance or impact:

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Wednesday, April 4, 2007 by Ian Gillingham

CORRECTION: Mekong doc showing at 7:30 pm Thursday

Due to an editing error, an item in WW's Dec. 9 Outdoors section listed this event under the wrong day. Below is the correct information. WW regrets the error.

Exploring the Mother of Waters
In the same year Dubya was reelected, Australian filmmaker Mick O'Shea spent 145 days kayaking the entire Mekong River (a first) only to discover a fuck-up of...   More
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 by Ian Gillingham

Santacon 2006

Ho ho ho and a bottle of rum—the redcoats are coming!

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As yuletide spectacles go, the lighting of Pioneer Courthouse Square's "holiday tree" just can't compete with the sight of 200 drunken Santas swarming up West Burnside, swigging from Mr. Clean bottles ...   More
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Ian Gillingham

Breaking Swells

From Outdoors correspondent Bryan Van Norden:

WW just received word that the "contest status" for Oregon's only professional surfing competition was recently changed to yellow.

Don't freak!

Unlike the similarly colored Homeland Security Threat level, this is a good thing. It means because of a large swell forecasted off the Oregon Coast this we...   More
Tuesday, December 5, 2006 by Ian Gillingham

Restaurant Guide 2006

Food Reviews & Stories
Jake's Famous soaks in tradition the way its signature crayfish bathe in their spicy broth. The dark wood booths, period fixtures and landscape paintings are all reassuring visual cues to this top-notch seafood restaurant's century-plus history in Portland. Fortunately, though the decor is ancient,    More
Monday, November 6, 2006 Ian Gillingham

Restaurant Guide 2006

Food Reviews & Stories
All you need to know about the Morton's Steakhouse chain is contained in the slogan on its menu: "The Best Steak Anywhere!" The Morton's experience is designed for the accidental tourists, the business travelers with fat expense accounts who want to parachute into a city and, when feeding time rolls   More
Friday, October 20, 2006 Ian Gillingham

Restaurant Guide 2006

Food Reviews & Stories
Portland City Grill, we have two words of advice for you: "stadium seating." Your still surprisingly adventurous take on pan-Asian cuisine—blackened tombo with wasabi-ginger beurre blanc, say, or mahi-mahi with papaya salsa and banana-coconut curry—is worth the 30-floor elevator ride up    More
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Ian Gillingham
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